Schuyler (name)

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Related namesSkylar, Skyler, Schuylar

Schuyler (/ˈsklər/; Dutch pronunciation: [sxœylər]) is a given name that, together with many variants, including Schuller,[1] is derived from the Dutch surname Schuyler, which in its turn is an adaptation of the German name Schüler[2]. In the United States it is used for both boys and girls, typically with the alternative phonetic spellings Skylar and Skyler.[3]

Schuyler was a surname of Dutch origin. It was introduced in North America by 17th century settlers arriving in New York City. It became a given name in honor of prominent members of the New York family, such as Philip Schuyler, and so became the given name of Schuyler Colfax, the 17th vice president of the United States.

The spelling Skylar was the 479th most common name for boys born in the United States in 2007 and the 171st most common name for girls born there in 2007.[4] The spelling Skyler was the 271st most common name for boys born in the United States in 2007 and the 374th most popular name for girls.[5] The spelling Schuyler last ranked among the top 1,000 names for boys in the United States in 1994, when it was at 974th place on the charts.[6]

People with the surname[edit]

People with the given name[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Schuylar, given name
  • Skylar (disambiguation), includes list of people with given name Skylar
  • Schuyler family, a prominent Dutch family in New York and New Jersey in the 18th and 19th centuries to which several of the individuals listed above belong.


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  3. ^ Rosenkrantz, Linda, and Satran, Pamela Redmond (2007) Baby Name Bible. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 978-0-312-35220-2
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